Reports show campaign activity up to election

WOODSTOCK – Candidates running for seats on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors kept busy in the few days before the Nov. 7 election.

Campaign finance reports filed with the Virginia Department of Elections or the county Office of Voter Registration by Dec. 7 showed activity from Oct. 27-Nov. 30.

District 1 Supervisor John R. “Dick” Neese won election to a fifth term by fending off Republican Party challenger Karen Kwiatkowski.

Kwiatkowski received a $500 contribution from the Shenandoah County Republican Committee. She spent $535 during the reporting period. Kwiatkowski received $5,094 during the election cycle, spent $3,867 and reported a balance of almost $1,727.

Neese reported no contributions for the reporting period. Neese spent almost $361. He paid off a $500 loan he made to his campaign. Neese reported that he received $4,018 in contributions this election cycle, spent $3,448 and had a balance of $570 in his campaign account.

District 4 Supervisor Cindy Bailey lost a re-election bid for a second term to challenger Karl Roulston.

Bailey reported campaign contributions of $300 for the period that included $200 from retired Woodstock resident Charles Long and a $100 un-itemized cash donation. Bailey spent almost $1,636 through Nov. 2. The report showed that Bailey raised $4,919 during the election season, spent almost $4,810 and had about $110 left in her campaign account.

Roulston put another $1,000 of his own money into his campaign. He also reported an in-kind contribution valued at $16 to cover website hosting cost. Roulston spent about $2,191 during the reporting period. The report showed that he raised $20,781 for his campaign, most of which came from his own money. Roulston spent $20,587 and reported $193 left in his campaign account.

Supervisor Marsha Shruntz lost her re-election bid for a second term representing District 5 to Dennis Morris.

Morris reported $1,779 in campaign contributions during the period, including $500 from the Shenandoah County Republican Committee and in-kind donations valued at almost $994. Morris spent about $1,917. His campaign received $15,322 in contributions this election season, spent roughly $9,059 and reported a balance of almost $7,166.

Shruntz reported an expenditure of $534 on advertising with a local newspaper as a direct contribution. Shruntz reported that she received $4,490 during the election cycle and spent $2,060 leaving a balance of $2,429 in her campaign account.